One Book One Community '24

Park City Library and Summit County Library present One Book One Community’s 2024 book – Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine.

On August 14th, at 7pm, at the Park City Library, celebrate the journey of reading Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s book together and listen to her speak about her book. Kali Fajardo-Anstine will be signing books afterwards. Books will be available for purchase from Dolly’s Bookstore.

 

More about Woman of Light

There is one every generation, a seer who keeps the stories.

Luz "Little Light" Lopez, a tea leaf reader and laundress, is left to fend for herself after her older brother, Diego, a snake charmer and factory worker, is run out of town by a violent white mob. As Luz navigates 1930s Denver, she begins to have visions that transport her to her Indigenous homeland in the nearby Lost Territory. Luz recollects her ancestors' origins, how her family flourished, and how they were threatened. She bears witness to the sinister forces that have devastated her people and their homelands for generations. In the end, it is up to Luz to save her family stories from disappearing into oblivion.

Written in Kali Fajardo-Anstine's singular voice, the wildly entertaining and complex lives of the Lopez family fill the pages of this multigenerational western saga. Woman of Light is a transfixing novel about survival, family secrets, and love--filled with an unforgettable cast of characters, all of whom are just as special, memorable, and complicated as our beloved heroine, Luz.

LONGLISTED FOR THE JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE - LONGLISTED FOR THE CAROL SHIELDS PRIZE FOR FICTION

NATIONAL BESTSELLER - A "dazzling, cinematic, intimate, lyrical" (Roxane Gay) epic of betrayal, love, and fate that spans five generations of an Indigenous Chicano family in the American West, from the author of the National Book Award finalist Sabrina & Corina

"Sometimes you just step into a book and let it wash over you, like you're swimming under a big, sparkling night sky."--Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You

A PHENOMENAL BOOK CLUB PICK AND AN AUDACIOUS BOOK CLUB PICK - ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Book Riot


More about Kali Fajardo-Anstine:

Kali Fajardo-Anstine is the author of Sabrina & Corina, a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, The Story Prize, and winner of an American Book Award. She is the 2021 recipient of the Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been honored with the Denver Mayor's Global Impact Award for Excellence in Arts & Culture and the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association Reading the West Book Award for Fiction. She has written for The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, The American Scholar, Boston Review, and elsewhere, and has received fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and Tin House. Fajardo-Anstine holds an MFA from the University of Wyoming and has lived across the country, from Durango, Colorado, to Key West, Florida. She is the 2022-2023 Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at Texas State University. She is from Denver, Colorado.

 

Every year, the Summit County community reads one book to create a shared experience of reading. Reading the same book explores our commonalities.

One Book One Community is supported by Friends of the Park City Library and Summit County Library. 

Woman of Light: A Novel By Kali Fajardo-Anstine Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525511335
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: One World - April 18th, 2023

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
510 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060-8018